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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.39
ALXN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 59.90 vs. ALXN: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ALXN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.68 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39
Equity to Asset 0.66
ALXN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. ALXN: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ALXN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.66
0.27
0.93
Interest Coverage 6.88
ALXN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ALXN: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ALXN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.88  Med: 128.41 Max: 292.93
Current: 6.88
6.88
292.93
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.59
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
11.67%
4.34%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

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Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.63
ALXN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -88.13 vs. ALXN: 21.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ALXN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -138.47  Med: 25.18 Max: 38.9
Current: 21.63
-138.47
38.9
Net-margin (%) 12.77
ALXN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.28 vs. ALXN: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ALXN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -128.11  Med: 17.12 Max: 76.31
Current: 12.77
-128.11
76.31
ROE (%) 4.72
ALXN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -34.32 vs. ALXN: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ALXN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.59  Med: 14.48 Max: 63.11
Current: 4.72
-81.59
63.11
ROA (%) 3.01
ALXN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -30.23 vs. ALXN: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ALXN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.64  Med: 9.66 Max: 46.71
Current: 3.01
-27.64
46.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.67
ALXN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -407.53 vs. ALXN: 47.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALXN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88.09  Med: 55 Max: 173.84
Current: 47.67
-88.09
173.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.50
ALXN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ALXN: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALXN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.5  Med: 38.8 Max: 462.4
Current: 20.5
-68.5
462.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.90
ALXN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ALXN: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALXN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.1  Med: 23.75 Max: 73.2
Current: 18.9
-7.1
73.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
ALXN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. ALXN: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ALXN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.4  Med: 12.9 Max: 76
Current: 11.5
-19.4
76
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Q1 2016

ALXN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 10,684 sh (New)
John Paulson 157,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 85,700 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 1,820 sh (New)
David Carlson 160,000 sh (unchged)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 223,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 41,290 sh (-1.18%)
Ron Baron 55,950 sh (-8.54%)
Frank Sands 5,211,879 sh (-13.95%)
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Q2 2016

ALXN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 95,050 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,329 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 529,500 sh (+517.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,459 sh (+447.16%)
John Paulson 268,000 sh (+70.48%)
David Carlson 190,000 sh (+18.75%)
Ron Baron 62,249 sh (+11.26%)
Pioneer Investments 41,387 sh (+0.23%)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 396,700 sh (+77.89%)
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
Frank Sands 4,874,758 sh (-6.47%)
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Q3 2016

ALXN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 153,511 sh (+1051.71%)
Steven Cohen 611,500 sh (+15.49%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 106,610 sh (+12.16%)
Frank Sands 5,245,752 sh (+7.61%)
David Carlson 190,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 40,938 sh (-1.08%)
John Paulson 227,700 sh (-15.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 46,797 sh (-19.95%)
Ron Baron 44,260 sh (-28.90%)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 183,684 sh (-53.70%)
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ALXN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Eric Mindich 202,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,324,444 sh (+1142.33%)
Pioneer Investments 52,228 sh (+27.58%)
David Carlson 220,000 sh (+15.79%)
Frank Sands 5,585,268 sh (+6.47%)
Eaton Vance Worldwide Health Sciences Fund 207,828 sh (+13.14%)
John Paulson 200,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 200,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 153,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 153,341 sh (-32.66%)
Steven Cohen 398,200 sh (-34.88%)
Ron Baron 20,470 sh (-53.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,966 sh (-70.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,700 sh (-98.89%)
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Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 541711    SIC: 8731
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Delaware based company, incorporated in 1992. The Company is a bio-pharmaceutical company serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. The Company is also evaluating other potential indications for Soliris in other diseases in which chronic uncontrolled complement activation is the underlying mechanism. It operates in United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. It competes with companies that produce and market synthetic compounds and with specialized biotechnology firms in the United States, Europe and in other countries and regions, as well as a growing number of large pharmaceutical companies that are developing biotechnology products. The preclinical studies and clinical testing, manufacture, labeling, storage, record keeping, advertising, promotion, export, and marketing, among other things, of products and product candidates, including Soliris, are subject to extensive regulation by governmental authorities in the United States, the European Union and other territories.

Guru Investment Theses on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc

Spiros Segalas on Alexion Pharmaceuticals - Aug 18, 2016



Many Health Care stocks that have been strong positive contributors to return over past quarters continued to face concerns about drug pricing. Biotechnology companies that sell innovative, high priced drugs lost ground, including Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN). We believe that the long-term fundamentals of the Fund’s biotechnology holdings remain intact, and that current valuations underestimate the potential of pipeline drugs.





From Spiros Segamas' Armiel Appreciation second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals - May 23, 2016

Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) fell in the first quarter as a result of the significant correction in the biotech/pharma space. Alexion develops treatments for rare diseases. Its high foreign exchange exposure and high multiple also pressured the stock. Overall, we believe there have been no significant changes to the fundamentals of Alexion’s investment thesis (innovative, exceptionally well-managed company with unique assets and pricing power) and we retain conviction.



From Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund first quarter commentary 2016.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals - May 23, 2016

Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) fell in the first quarter as a result of the significant correction in the biotech/pharma space. Alexion develops treatments for rare diseases. Its high foreign exchange exposure and high



From Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund first quarter commentary 2016.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals - May 06, 2016

Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) fell sharply in the first quarter as a result of the massive correction in the biotech/pharma space. Alexion develops treatments for rare diseases. Its high foreign exchange exposure and high multiple also pressured the stock. Overall, we believe there have been no significant changes to the fundamentals of Alexion’s story and we retain conviction. (Josh Riegelhaupt)





From Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.







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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals - Feb 08, 2016

We also sold our Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) position in the third quarter to harvest a tax loss. We rebuilt our position this quarter. Alexion is the premier orphan disease company, whose lead product Soliris is a lifesaving medicine for both Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The company has expanded its efforts in orphan diseases (particularly ones with high unmet needs) with the acquisition of Strensiq for Hypophosphatasia (HPP) and Kanuma for Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D), both of which are approved or in the final stages of approval for launch worldwide.



From the Baron Funds Opportunity Fund fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. - Nov 10, 2015

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) is the premier orphan disease company, whose lead product Soliris is a lifesaving medicine for both Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) and Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The company has expanded its efforts in orphan diseases (particularly ones with high unmet needs) with the acquisition of Strensiq for HPP (Hypophosphatasia) and Kanuma for LAL-D (Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency), both of which are approved or in the final stages of approval for launch worldwide. The company recently announced the delay of Strensiq approval by the FDA for manufacturing related issues. With greater uncertainty surrounding the approval of Strensiq, and overall sentiment on the biotech industry souring, we reduced our exposure to the industry and sold our position in Alexion.





From the Baron Opportunity Fund third quarter 2015 letter.



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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. - Aug 19, 2015

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) is a biopharmaceutical company that pioneered the “orphan disease” space by focusing on delivering life-transforming treatments for patients with devastating (life threatening) and ultra-rare (or orphan) diseases. Alexion is a leader in disease education and diagnostic initiatives to ensure that patients for its drugs are rapidly and accurately diagnosed. We believe Alexion’s first commercial drug, known as Soliris, which is used to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (called PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (referred to as aHUS), continues to possess a large global growth opportunity. Alexion has a pipeline of additional rare-disease treatments, and recently acquired Synageva, a company with two additional drugs for treating rare and devastating metabolic diseases, as well as a pipeline of other compounds, giving the company what we believe to be the most robust rare disease pipeline in the biotech industry.





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Top Ranked Articles about Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc

Spiros Segalas on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Guru stock highlight
Many Health Care stocks that have been strong positive contributors to return over past quarters continued to face concerns about drug pricing. Biotechnology companies that sell innovative, high priced drugs lost ground, including Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN). We believe that the long-term fundamentals of the Fund’s biotechnology holdings remain intact, and that current valuations underestimate the potential of pipeline drugs.


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Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Guru stock highlight
Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) fell in the first quarter as a result of the significant correction in the biotech/pharma space. Alexion develops treatments for rare diseases. Its high foreign exchange exposure and high Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Guru stock highlight
Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) fell in the first quarter as a result of the significant correction in the biotech/pharma space. Alexion develops treatments for rare diseases. Its high foreign exchange exposure and high multiple also pressured the stock. Overall, we believe there have been no significant changes to the fundamentals of Alexion’s investment thesis (innovative, exceptionally well-managed company with unique assets and pricing power) and we retain conviction. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Guru stock highlight
Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) fell sharply in the first quarter as a result of the massive correction in the biotech/pharma space. Alexion develops treatments for rare diseases. Its high foreign exchange exposure and high multiple also pressured the stock. Overall, we believe there have been no significant changes to the fundamentals of Alexion’s story and we retain conviction. (Josh Riegelhaupt) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 74.74
ALXN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
80% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. ALXN: 74.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ALXN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.83  Med: 77.57 Max: 961.82
Current: 74.74
13.83
961.82
Forward P/E 24.10
ALXN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. ALXN: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 74.74
ALXN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 27.87 vs. ALXN: 74.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ALXN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.71  Med: 77.57 Max: 705.33
Current: 74.74
13.71
705.33
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 47.85
ALXN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 29.18 vs. ALXN: 47.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ALXN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.74  Med: 68.34 Max: 1108.89
Current: 47.85
15.74
1108.89
P/B 3.42
ALXN's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. ALXN: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ALXN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.99  Med: 10.37 Max: 166.91
Current: 3.42
2.99
166.91
P/S 9.62
ALXN's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 12.50 vs. ALXN: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ALXN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.6  Med: 16.14 Max: 929.17
Current: 9.62
8.6
929.17
PFCF 39.35
ALXN's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 22.44 vs. ALXN: 39.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ALXN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.1  Med: 61.9 Max: 3326.67
Current: 39.35
36.1
3326.67
POCF 27.28
ALXN's POCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 21.56 vs. ALXN: 27.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ALXN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.03  Med: 48.06 Max: 83.31
Current: 27.28
25.03
83.31
EV-to-EBIT 46.61
ALXN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
79% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.01 vs. ALXN: 46.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ALXN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -115.8  Med: 47 Max: 499.4
Current: 46.61
-115.8
499.4
EV-to-EBITDA 29.36
ALXN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 19.22 vs. ALXN: 29.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ALXN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -145  Med: 41.9 Max: 258.3
Current: 29.36
-145
258.3
PEG 2.80
ALXN's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ALXN: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ALXN' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.73 Max: 11.71
Current: 2.8
0.68
11.71
Shiller P/E 115.61
ALXN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 47.42 vs. ALXN: 115.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ALXN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 106.23  Med: 260.13 Max: 1466
Current: 115.61
106.23
1466
Current Ratio 3.13
ALXN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. ALXN: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ALXN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.13  Med: 5.39 Max: 45.4
Current: 3.13
3.13
45.4
Quick Ratio 2.68
ALXN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. ALXN: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ALXN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 4.95 Max: 45.4
Current: 2.68
2.68
45.4
Days Inventory 467.39
ALXN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
93% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 126.28 vs. ALXN: 467.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ALXN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 202.61  Med: 366.37 Max: 959.95
Current: 467.39
202.61
959.95
Days Sales Outstanding 76.93
ALXN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
64% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 62.87 vs. ALXN: 76.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ALXN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.73  Med: 102.08 Max: 234.47
Current: 76.93
70.73
234.47
Days Payable 90.54
ALXN's Days Payable is ranked higher than
56% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 57.94 vs. ALXN: 90.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ALXN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.39  Med: 91.56 Max: 494.52
Current: 90.54
44.39
494.52

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.80
ALXN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -10.90 vs. ALXN: -4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ALXN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: -7.8 Max: -2.4
Current: -4.8
-24.9
-2.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.16
ALXN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. ALXN: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ALXN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 5.21 Max: 26.16
Current: 2.16
2.02
26.16
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
ALXN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. ALXN: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ALXN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.14 Max: 53.16
Current: 0.6
0.4
53.16
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.99
ALXN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. ALXN: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ALXN' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.9 Max: 9.91
Current: 2.99
0.56
9.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.17
ALXN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -9.03 vs. ALXN: 2.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ALXN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 2 Max: 3
Current: 2.17
0.2
3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.79
ALXN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. ALXN: 27.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ALXN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.5  Med: 0.55 Max: 75.6
Current: 27.79
-18.5
75.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,084
EPS (TTM) $ 1.75
Beta1.39
Short Percentage of Float2.76%
52-Week Range $109.12 - 162.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)224.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 3,534 4,288 5,201
EPS ($) 5.39 7.51 9.96
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.39 7.51 9.96
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
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